Wayfinding signs are essential for guiding visitors to your business and around different areas of your site. More than just an arrow, directional signs can be post and panel, totem or projecting.
types of directional signs.
When floor space is not available we can hang signs from the walls or ceiling.
These directional hanging signs are at one of our regional NHS contract sites. We use brand guidelines to exactly match background colours and font types with existing signage. Read our hanging sign business case study
A floor-mounted sign that is usually tall and rectangular, similar to a monolithic stone set in the ground. You will have seen some huge totem signs at petrol stations and retail parks.
The location is important for totem signs. They are high-impact and perfect for initial communications with visitors. They might be purely branding or more often a mix of brand and directional signage.
Garages use their totem signs to communicate fuel prices. Retail parks and Industrial estates will display the businesses on the park and sometimes they’ll include opening hours on the sign.
post and panel signs.
These are free-standing signs with a number of posts fixed into the ground. The quantity of posts required usually relates to the size of the sign. In this example, the directional arrow has been designed onto the branding.
We use a range of modern and traditional flat sign materials for the panels. These can be composite plastic or aluminium. Technical names for signage boards are:
Aluminium Composite Sheet (ACM/ DiBond)
PVC Foam Board (Foamex)
Coloured Perspex Acrylic
Corrugated polypropylene (Correx)
Post and panel signs can be made to look rustic with the use of treated rough-cut timber posts or contemporary with painted round metal posts. Embellishment can be added with the use of post caps in various profile styles. Post caps are also known as finials.
The panels don’t have to be square! We can dia-cut or cnc the signage sheets to any shape. A bespoke cut sign can have a very high impact.
way finding signage tips and tricks.
Here are a few points to help you plan your directional signs, we hope you find them useful.
- Think about the location and the purpose of the sign.
- It’s possible to ‘nest’ directional signage so that the signs become smaller and more specific as the visitor reaches their final destination.
- The first sign is usually the biggest and often illuminated. Plan ahead and have an electrical supply routed close to the new signage location.
- Make a list of your departments or areas of the site that require directional signage. Are you wayfinding to general areas or planning further nested signage once they arrive?
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